Knockanure Notes — 7th December, 2014

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 08th December 2014.

ATHEA Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, December 10th at the Top of the Town.

CHIROPODIST  will be in the Marian Hall on Friday Dec. 12th at 11.00am. For an appointment please  phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE in St. Mary’s Listowel Parish Church, on Sunday evening 14th December at 7pm.

DANCING: West Limerick Set Dancing Club will hold their annual Christmas party at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Saturday 13 December at 9pm with music by Taylors Cross Céilí Band.

CAROLS: Ecumenical Carol Service in conjunction with St Brendan’s Church Tarbert will be held in St Mary’s Church Tarbert on Sunday 14th December at 7pm. All are Welcome.  

KERRY CHORAL UNION CHRISTMAS CONCERT: One of the most popular Christmas musical events will be held on Sunday, December 14th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Tralee. ‘O Holy Night’ promises to be a memorable one, featuring Tralee’s own Soprano, Miriam Murphy who is joined by accompanist Ian Sexton, and Musical Director Sharon Reidy.

LISTOWEL ST. MARY’S CHURCH leaflet will be launched on Saturday night   immediately after the Vigil Mass. It has been researched and produced by John D. Pierse, Vincent Carmody, Kay Moloney Caball & Kieran Moloney.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on 16th Dec. 2014.Witness will be given by Noirin Ni Riain.

CONCERT: Murhur N.S. Moyvane  School Concert will take place on Friday 12th Dec at the Marian Hall at 7.30pm Your support would be greatly appreciated.

COLLECTION: Knockanure Sacristan Annual Collection  will be on Dec 24th/ 25th .Envelopes at the back of the Church.

DEATH took place on 3rd December 2014 has of Mary Rita Fitzmaurice, Finuge, Listowel, Lixnaw. Requiem Mass for Rita Fitzmaurice was celebrated on Sunday 7th December in  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, followed by burial in Ahavoher cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane. Rita was the only daughter of Madge Stokes Fitzmaurice who died on May Day 1994 and Bill Fitzmaurice who died on 15th February 1956. Having lost her father at an early age, Rita worker the farm with the help of her mother and neighbours and friends. A versatile woman with a great knowledge of past and present, special interest was horse racing.

DEATH took place on December 3rd 2014 of Julia Leahy (née McElligott) aged 96 of Killarney and late of Moyvane,  wife of the late Dr Tom Leahy and  mother of the late Thomas Gerard.  Survived by her daughters, Bernadette, Deirdre and Elaine, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons-in-law, nephews and nieces.  Remains of Julia Leahy were taken from  “Kilcoolaght House”, St Annes Road to St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  Requiem Mass on Friday 5th December and burial afterwards in Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney. Julia was up to a few years ago an active volunteer with SVP in Killarney. Julia Leahy was daughter of Tom McElligott and Bridget Flaherty of Moyvane Village and her siblings were Fr. Tom who died in 1967, Fr. Edward died in 1982, Denny, Mary and Sr. Hannah.

DEATH has occurred of Very Rev Fr. John Horan. Seattle, Washington, USA and late of Trieneragh, Duagh, Kerry. Died on  November 23, 2014. He was born, June 19, 1920, the 2nd of six children. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, December 3rd  2014 at St. Monica Catholic Church, 4301 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, 98040, Interment, Calvary Cemetery. There are 579,500 registered Catholics in the archdiocese of Seattle and 90,000 staff and volunteers in Western Washington.

DEATH has occurred of Con Bunce of Bantry Road, Dunmanway, born Barrogougeen  Moyvane. Died on November 27th 2014, husband of the late Mary Bunce (née Casey) late of Cornamona, Co. Galway) who died on November 25th 2014  they were parents of Margaret, Gerard, Majella, Rory and Alan, Sadly missed by  son-in-law Denis Long, daughter-in-law Nuala Glanton, grandchildren Sarah, Claire, Sophie, Matthew and Freya, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Con and Mary Bunce was celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Dunmanway  on 29th November 2014, followed by burial afterwards in St. James’ Cemetery, Chetwynd, Cork. Siblings of Con Bunce include, Eileen and the late Maurice, Michael, Sr. Emilian, May, Patrick and Peggy. Family of Mary Bunce include  Michael and the late Bernadette, Pat, Tommy and Pete.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O Connell, Derry Tatten, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Betty Neumann, Sean Brosnan, Fr Jerry Roche, Bridie O Donnell, David O Brien, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Danny Dunne, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon, Liam Scanlon, Patrick O Connor, Denis McEnery, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Maguire, Mass on  Tues. 9th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for  Ollie Leahy . Mass on Wed.    10th at 7.30pm in Knockanure for Betty Newman & Parents Peggy & John McElligott. Mass on Fri.12th  at      7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy    . Mass on Sat. 13th  at  7.30pm for Teresa & Pat  Joe Mullane. Mass on Sun. 14th at 10.00am for     P.J. Nolan, Kilmeaney and the 11 am Mass is for Connie Shine & the Deceased Members of the Shine Family.    

Visiting  Priests  will be available for Confessions on Tue. 16th Dec at 7.00pm in Knockanure and at 8.00pm in Moyvane.

READERS,    Vigil     Elaine Hudson, 11am    Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh. Knockanure 10am, Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

JOURNALS from Ballydonoghue and Knocknagoshel are now available locally.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting in the Parish meeting room Listowel on Monday Dec. 8th  at 7.30pm.

CRAFT Fair in Duagh on 14th Dec.

THE SISTERS OF ST. ELISABETH OF BELARUS that helps 200 children in an orphanage and psychiatric hospital will be visiting Listowel Church on Friday Dec. 12th at the 10.30am Mass. Also will display their crafts in Moyvane on 11th Dec at  7.30pm.

SIAMSA TÍRE MASS OF THANKSGIVING: This year, 2014, marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Siamsa Tíre in Tralee, singers, musicians, and dancers from Siamsa Tíre will combine with St. John’s Choir for a Celebratory Mass of Thanksgiving in St. John’s Church, at which the deceased members of Siamsa Tíre will be especially remembered on Thursday December 11th at 7.30 pm, celebrated by Fr. Pat Ahern.

LOST  Hearing Aid. If found please drop it into the Presbytery.

KERRY CHORAL UNION CHRISTMAS CONCERT: ‘O Holy Night’ will be held on Sun, Dec 14th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Tralee.

 TRALEE RED CROSS Sale of Work in aid of Fr. Francis Muriithi’s parish development project in the Diocese of Nukuru, Kenya. In St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee, Saturday 13th December from 10.00am – 4.30pm.

MONEY: Spending of around one billion euros has been authorised for the first phase,ESO’s  construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope  in two phases.

BEST WISHES to Matt Mooney, Kate Carmody, Michael O’Gorman, Sean Quinlan who were elected as North Kerry’s representatives to Kerry’s Public Participation Network

THANKS: The Staff and Students  of Tarbert Comprehensive school wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection for Concern.  It amounted to €681.

Moyvane I.C.A.  had a very successful Fun Day on Sunday 30th Nov. A large number of children welcomed Santa as he arrived at the Marian Hall in a bright red  sleigh .Lots of fun and games in the Hall with great prizes.  The winners were :- 1st Prize Hamper sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-op. was won by Caoimhe O’Connor, Aughrim.     2nd  Prize  Turkey Voucher sponsored by Tom & Eileen Roche, The Village Grill won by Una Fitzmaurice, Lr. Aughrim.  3rd Prize  A Christmas Ham was won by Katelyn Casey, Ashgrove, Moyvane.  4th Prize A Christmas Cake was won by Sean McCarthy, Dublin.

HELP: Depression: Weekly meeting for sufferers of depression and bi-polar disorder takes place in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church every Tuesday at 8.00p.m. Call Kate on 087-2993142 or Aware office on 01-6617211.

Senior Help Line:  Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, Local 1850440444.  Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am to 10.00pm, 365 days a year.

TURBINES: Planning permission for 402 turbines has been granted and 216 of them remain to be constructed , the majority of them  are located in the Tralee and Listowel area.

FILM: Tommy Fitzgerald of Kiltomey, co-produced and cinematographed the film entitled “Darkness on the edge of town”. The film  now competes  for recognition at the Slam dance Film Festival in Nevada. writer and director was Patrick Ryan.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE.  Will be on Friday Dec. 12th at 9pm in the Thatched House, Finuge.  

AWARD: Sean Herbert was named Coventry Person of the Year recently. Sean was born in Clash, Athea he is the eldest son of Tom and Norah Herbert (nee Enright ). He went to Coventry,  in 1954.  are organizing a Free Hearing Screening  Day on Wed 10th and 17th Dec. Phone 064 6620052 or 086 8056202.

FOOTBALL: James Magner, son of John, from Killeedy and Breda O’Connell from Glensharrold, Carrigkerry was a member of the Victorian Football League team that played Ireland in a game  before the International Rules Series match between Australia and Ireland on Saturday November 22nd 2014.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND: hosting their annual Christmas Retreat in Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare from Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th Dec. 2014. Many young people from across Ireland (aged 16-35) are expected at this donation only event, with all newcomers very welcome.  Free buses available.  Online booking necessary see or phone 01 6753690.

BOOK LAUNCH; Timothy O’Neill Lane (1852-1915) was born in Gurteen, Timpleglantine. His father was a native of Knockcoolkeare, Mountcollins and his mother O Neill a native of Ahane Cross, Brosna
He was a lexicographer, a primary teacher, a journalist with The Times of London and a writer of travel books. He compiled two English-Irish dictionaries between 1905 and 1915.

The Coiste Timothy O’Neill Lane  committee includes Éamonn Ó Liatháin (chairman), John Joe O’Sullivan (secretary), Tadhg Ó Maolcatha (treasurer), Larry Begley, Séamus Ó Súilleabháin, Michael Lane (Templeglantine), Liam Ó Léanacháin, Séamus Lane and Lorcán Mac Curtáin. The Coiste is organizing a book launch in the Library, Abbeyfeale between 6.30-8.00pm on Thursday December 11th. The book “Focail agus Foclóireacht T O’Neill” is a biography and a critique of O’Neill’s work as lexicographer. The author is Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh.

MEMORAL STONE was unveiled Nov. 2014 at Abbeyfeale Town Park to the Mercy Sisters. Four Sisters of Mercy arrived in Abbeyfeale from Killarney on the 24th September 1871 at the request of Rev. Michael Couglan, the then Parish Priest of Abbeyfeale.  A house was donated by the O’Sullivan family, and later the site was developed to include a primary school in 1875, a new convent was built in 1878;  ‘Colaiste Ide agus Iosef’ the modern secondary school was built on the grounds of the convent in 2011,

HISTORY: Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 21, Number 3209, 11 July 1861. Colonel Fremont has arrived in New York from Europe, and will proceed  to the command assigned him, whatever it is. Report says it will be an expedition down the river to Memphis. The Colonel (now General) brings home with him arms and accoutrements for 10,000 men. His contract reaches $250,000. The first purchase he made reached $7.5,000, and, what is curious, they were Enfield rifles,  bombs, percussion caps and other articles belonging to the Pope. They had been prepared on contract for the Papal army, but on account of the defeat of Lamoriciere, had, it is said never been delivered.

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